Jerre W. “Dub” Conrad, 68, Rochester, passed away at 11:09 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, at his residence.
He was born on Oct. 21, 1951, in Logansport, the son of Weldon “Pete” and Betty Pearl (Morrow) Conrad. He grew up working on his family farm along with his two sisters and brother. After graduating from high school, he attended International Business College in Fort Wayne, Indiana, studying accounting. Jerre served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War obtaining the rank of Sergeant. On June 2, 2006, in Myrtle Beach, S.C., he married Tammy (Witkowski) Eddy and she survives.
Jerre started his professional career working as a farmer at Leonard and Dick Wagoner Farms before working for Rockwell International and then the Rochester Foundry. He retired from the United States Postal Service after twenty seven years of service. He had been a member of the Moose Lodge, Elk’s Lodge, ABATE and had been very active in 4-H in his youth. He enjoyed watching NASCAR races, college basketball and enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Survivors include his wife, Tammy Conrad, Rochester; children, Brent (Stacia) Conrad, Rochester; Belinda Conrad and husband Eric Kuhn, Rochester; Brian (Jessica) Conrad, Lafayette; step-children, Joshua Eddy, Fort Wayne; Jacob Eddy, Camp Lejeune, N.C., grandchildren, Kinzie Conrad and Mason Conrad, Rochester; Cadence Conrad and Avery Conrad, Lafayette, brother, L.D. (Barbara) Conrad, Peru; sisters, Jill Rushinsky, Rochester, Indiana, Joy (Mike) Murray, Logansport;several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Dana Conrad and sister-in-law, Carol Conrad.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday Sep. 4, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Private interment with military graveside rites will take place at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.